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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Classic theme restorer is supposed to work for versions up to mine but it is disabled.

Classic theme restorer is supposed to work for versions up to mine but it is disabled all of a sudden. I am not updating this version because I want the version , look an… (read more)

Classic theme restorer is supposed to work for versions up to mine but it is disabled all of a sudden. I am not updating this version because I want the version , look and feel as it was. So according to the add on it should still be working on version 41 that I am using. However at some point last week it suddenly popped up as disabled and says it will not work with this version although the add on says it should. I am not looking for comments about how I should up date to the latest and greatest crap that Mozilla is putting out, I know all that and do not need the reminders. As far as that goes I do not know why I use a product from such an intolerant bunch of whiners any way.

Asked by don544 2 years ago

Last reply by don544 1 year ago

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Secure connection failed

Hi there, I'm trying to access the site- https://dwhphd.dcservices.in/DWH_PHD_OPEN/startup/loginAction using Mozilla Firefox version 41.0.1 which is recommended by the de… (read more)

Hi there, I'm trying to access the site- https://dwhphd.dcservices.in/DWH_PHD_OPEN/startup/loginAction using Mozilla Firefox version 41.0.1 which is recommended by the developer of the site but every time i get the message "Secure connection failed" on my screen. The site is the official page for the pharmaceutical related work of the Government of Maharashtra state of India. I have had tried every other way to resolve this issue suggested by the Mozilla Firefox Troubleshoot Forum but eventually nothing had worked well for me even i contacted the owner of the site but they pointed out the issue with browser because the same site is working very well on any other PC. Kindly do suggest the solution....Please!

Asked by KDKiran5 2 years ago

Last reply by KDKiran5 2 years ago

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Why can't I update Firefox?

I went to 'About'and was told I am on version 41. I pressed the button to search for updates but was told none were available... I believe the latest version is at least … (read more)

I went to 'About'and was told I am on version 41. I pressed the button to search for updates but was told none were available... I believe the latest version is at least 59, so why can't I get it? I'm running Android Lollipop (5.2 or maybe 5.3).

Firefox no longer appears in Google Play Store; in either Updates, Installed or Library.

Asked by StephenBM80 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Bookmarks are saving to a different version and not showing on the version I am using.

I received a new laptop at work with the latest version of Firefox installed, 58.0.2 . In order for an add on for prefabs we use to work. We need to use version 41.0 or l… (read more)

I received a new laptop at work with the latest version of Firefox installed, 58.0.2 . In order for an add on for prefabs we use to work. We need to use version 41.0 or lower, most peers are on 38.0.2 . I have uninstalled 58.0.2 and installed the previous versions with no issue and able to get the add on we use installed and that works fine. When it comes to adding bookmarks they will not be displayed in my Toolbar or in the Bookmarks tab but if I visit the site the page shows as bookmarked. I have done all different ways to display them and it will not work. Uninstalling the older version and moving back to the latest version all my bookmarks appear as they did before as well as every bookmark I added from the old version.

I have tried syncing on the latest version with all my bookmarks to be synced with the older version, it doesn't work and sync error continues to display. Exporting the bookmarks and tried Importing to the older version, they will not show or be displayed. At this point I am lost and no one knows or has seen this before. Working at Rackspace I have asked around and no one can find a solution to this. Many other co-workers get new laptops and are able to downgrade back to the older version of Firefox to use the prefabs with no issues. Its been a week now that I have been reading forums and trying various things and cannot get anything to work.

Asked by cwolfe87 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Flash Player is not working after update. Need SIMPLE instructions to reestablish Flash Player or need NEW update correcting issue.

Flash Player is not working after update. I keep seeing all at least 5 different variations on how to fix this issue. Is anyone at all on the same page here? It was rat… (read more)

Flash Player is not working after update. I keep seeing all at least 5 different variations on how to fix this issue. Is anyone at all on the same page here? It was rather simple to install the Firefox update that disabled Flash Player. But it's certainly not easy to re-enable it. If I can't have a solution as easy as it was to install the upgrade, I am asking for a new update to correct the issue since your the tech savvy people not me, I can't determine which of the numerous solutions that were posted.

Asked by sheaney 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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print a page

I need to insert a title on the top of the first page but ONLY on the first not all page that i would print. if I change in: print - set page - margins and headers - top … (read more)

I need to insert a title on the top of the first page but ONLY on the first not all page that i would print. if I change in: print - set page - margins and headers - top the title that I need is written in all of printed pages and not only on the top of the first page

Asked by Tamu91 2 years ago

Last reply by Mkll 2 years ago

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How do I disable the crash reporter so that it no longer creates any logs?

Hello, I do not want any crash reports stored on my drive and would prefer to stop having to manually delete them. How do I disable the crash reporter so that this no lon… (read more)

Hello,

I do not want any crash reports stored on my drive and would prefer to stop having to manually delete them.

How do I disable the crash reporter so that this no longer occurs?


Thank you.

Asked by Avengement 3 years ago

Last reply by Avengement 2 years ago

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How do I remove the seperation lines in the "Show your bookmarks" drop down menu?

Hello, In the userChrome.css file what text do I have to add to remove the seperation lines shown in the following picture? [img]https://s25.postimg.org/gf8uzkrof/Firefox… (read more)

Hello,

In the userChrome.css file what text do I have to add to remove the seperation lines shown in the following picture?

[img]https://s25.postimg.org/gf8uzkrof/Firefox.jpg/img


Thank you.

Asked by Avengement 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Purchased a Mac two years ago, and new versions will not install because I do not have permission from the administrator. It is my own PC.

The computer keeps downloading new versions, but will not install because of not having correct user permissions. This is my home computer and I can't figure out how to … (read more)

The computer keeps downloading new versions, but will not install because of not having correct user permissions. This is my home computer and I can't figure out how to get around this.

Todd

Asked by minnfan 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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I can't save my session, Session Manager keeps saying I have 6000 tabs of about:blank open

Normally I don't need Session Manager at all as long as I press File>Exit on Firefox when I'm done. That will re-open yesterday's session. But if I close firefox impro… (read more)

Normally I don't need Session Manager at all as long as I press File>Exit on Firefox when I'm done. That will re-open yesterday's session. But if I close firefox improperly or it crashes, my session gets deleted and thus Session Manager comes to the rescue. Right now my FF crashed while watching a very long youtube video because it ran out of RAM, but upon restarting FF it changed the dialog box to some ugly Aero Vista crap and session manager popped up EVERY time saying the last session crashed. When I went to click restore session, it said 6000 tabs were open, most of them about:blank. Naturally, I went to load an older session with the normal 50 tabs open but every time I exit firefox, the same thing occurs. Somehow thousands of tabs of about:blank were open. And no, I don't SEE these tabs.

What is going on?

Asked by OnlyOne 3 years ago

Last reply by OnlyOne 3 years ago

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I lost access to my profiles, help

Hi, I don't know how this happened but I reckon it was 10 minutes ago when I forcibly restarted my computer after everything froze. Everything froze seconds after I start… (read more)

Hi, I don't know how this happened but I reckon it was 10 minutes ago when I forcibly restarted my computer after everything froze. Everything froze seconds after I started up firefox. Upon restart, it no longer points me to my usual profile but asks me if I want to import anything from Safari and such as if I was starting all over again. Sure enough, everything is back to square one. My profile folders are still intact. How do I fix this? I have 3 profiles but one primary default profile with 10 years worth of settings, bookmarks and customizations. Please help.

Thanks.

Asked by OnlyOne 3 years ago

Last reply by OnlyOne 3 years ago

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Why does Theme and Font Size add on opens in new tab randomly?

Without warning or an action on my part the theme and font size add on opens in a new tab. To get rid of it I have top close the tab. How do I prevent this? Windows 10 … (read more)

Without warning or an action on my part the theme and font size add on opens in a new tab. To get rid of it I have top close the tab. How do I prevent this?

Windows 10 build 1607 FF build 14.0.1

Thank you.

Asked by jgil 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago